Today motivated runners of Wayne County turned out for an early morning 5K run at Cope Environmental Center in Centerville, IN. Runners of all ages competed in their different age groups for unique wooden tree trunk trophies.
Sarah Hornak, daughter of Steve and Angie Hornak, won 3rd place overall in the women’s division. She is a student of the Seton Catholic Schools. Her father proudly looked on as she accepted her award. (What an achievement for a young person to get out early in the morning to run–there should be a trophy just for that). But Sarah loves running and is a member of the track team at Seton and also plays basketball.
Another radiant face captured on film was the face of the man who won in the 60 + category. And others walked away with trophies along with the feeling of personal achievement. Running a 5K on the trails of the Cope Center trails is no small feat, an extra challenge compared to the flat tracks many runners are used to running.
Becky Codiano, CMT gave free chair massages to those who completed the course. Becky owns “Therapeutic Solutions” located at 139 S 5th St. , and her chair massages looked very relaxing–it almost made me wish I had gotten up earlier and tried to run. Another massage therapist, working with Becky, gave table massages. There were many other wonderful sponsors of this event and they were thanked by the emcee and coordinator of the run. Staff of the Cope Center also helped with the awards presentations and other facets of the event.
Maybe next year as I work towards my goal of physical fitness I can actually be a participant. But for now the walk on the trail there and back (we live across the street) and the beautiful foliage was enough for me. Congratulations to all those who completed the run.
Karole Passmore is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles and short stories, interviewing local people, and researching non-fiction subject matter– preferably historical. Graduate of RHS, Ivy Tech Richmond, and Earlham College– with a major in History, Karole has spent most of her life in Wayne County and enjoys the quaint atmosphere of a small town.
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